Hanford's Douglas is named the game's MVP, as he exploded for 15 points in the second half to finish with 17. Fiander leads all scorers with 18, but it's Tri-Cities walking away with their second consecutive win.
That wraps it up here at YVCC. See you next season.
Douglas taking over down the stretch. He adds seven more points in the final quarter.
But it's Justin Pedley who sinks the game-winner with 2.3 seconds remaining in the game as Tri-Cities wins 82-80.
Toppenish's Shannon Isodore's trey attempt at the buzzer hits the rim for Yakima, but the ball doesn't go in, and Tri-Cities wins for the second year in a row.
Joe Douglas starts off strong for Tri-Cities in second half, collecting eight points and a pair of offensive rebounds to give Tri-Cities a 55-49 lead.
Tri-Cities leads 64-58 heading into the fourth quarter.
Leading scorers at the half: Fiander leads all scorers with 10 points, Trimble has 7, and Siefken leads Tri-Cities with 6.
Yakima continues its run into the second quarter, outscoring Tri-Cities 16-3 in the first 3:31 of the frame to take a 32-29 lead.
Lawrence Fiander of White Swan is white hot, scoring 10 points during the run.
Jake Siefken of Liberty Christian drills a pair of 3-pointers over the last 2:06 of the half, including an NBA-range bomb from the left wing with 16 seconds left, to put Tri-Cities ahead 44-43 at halftime.
A great game so far.
One other sidenote: One Yakima player wasn't able to make it — Devonte Luckett of Davis. That meant Davis wasn't able to begin the game with its starting five.
Tri-Cities boys come out firing. David Trimble of Davis opens the scoring with a soft turnaround jumper in the lane, but Reggie Clinton of Kennewick answers back by nails a 3 and scores in transition to start a 22-9 run for Tri-City.
Yakima finishes the first quarter on 7-2 run to make score 26-18 Tri-Cities.
Boys game about to begin. An excellent lineup on both sides looking nice and relaxed.
One late scratch, however: Southridge guard Matt Mendenhall, who has been fighting knee and calf issues all season, will not play. It's sad that we won't be able to see a great player in his final high school appearance, but one nice thing about these games is being able to have a nice deep bench with a lot of talent.
I talked with Columbia Basin men's coach Rolando Garcia before the game a little, and he told me he had a good practice Wednesday. He had to cut it a little short, however, when the intensity got turned up a little too high. Nothing happened, but Garcia was wise to take a preventative measure there. No reason to get hurt practicing for an exhibition.